August 2018 Newsletter


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Budget Vote and Trustee Election News

The Board of Trustees of the Saugerties Public Library will hold a public hearing on the proposed 2019 budget at the regularly scheduled board meeting on Tuesday, August 14th. Copies of the proposed budget are available at the library and by clicking here


Absentee ballots will be available at the library on Tuesday, August 21.


The Budget Vote and Trustee Election will be at the library on

Thursday, September 6 from 10am to 8pm.



Adult Summer Reading Program


Thank you to the local businesses that donated prizes to our

adult summer reading program.

Town & Country Liquors 

Partition Street Wine

Krause's Chocolates

Inquiring Mind

Lucky Chocolates

Stone Pony

Federico's Wood Fired Pizza

Brine Barrel 

Mother Earth

Legal Swine BBQ


Family Fun Nights

Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

 8/1 Harry Potter Party

8/8 Gross Me Out @the Library

8/15 Reptile Encounters with Mark Perpetua



Healthy Lifestyle

Thursday, August 2 at 1pm

Don't Feel The Burn: Inflammation is at the root of many health challenges that only compound with age. Come learn about the different forms of inflammation, what it means for your health, and how you can reduce it to keep your heart, brain, joints and body healthy for many years to come.


Josh Boughton: herbalist, health specialist, consultant, lifelong resident of the Hudson Valley, and an active and passionate advocate for health and wellness,  has helped hundreds of people achieve their wellness goals. He firmly believes in working with your doctors and healthcare professionals, and his business is the perfect compliment to any goals you are looking to achieve. He uses a whole body approach, addressing deep rooted issues, not just surface problems, tailored specifically to each person’s needs. No one surpasses Josh’s passion to keep the highest quality products the wellness industry has to offer, so look no further in your search for a consultant who truly cares and provides the results you’re looking for.



Lego® Club

Thursday, August 2 and August 9 at 1pm


We'll supply the bricks, you bring the creativity! Ages 7-12


Chess Club

Thursday, August 2 and August 9 at 6:30pm

Play Chess

Ages 7-12


Maker Monday

Monday, August 6 and August 13

from 12:30pm to 2:30pm


Drop in and create.

Ages 6 and up.


Teen Tech Tutors

Saturdays, August 4 and 18 from 10am to noon

Have a new device and don't know how it works?


Grab this opportunity to have our teen volunteers answer your questions about smart phones, iPads, tablets, laptops, and more.
Please bring your device with you.


Reading Rocks Book Club

Tuesday, August 7 and August 14 from 1pm to 2:30pm


Ages 7-12


Number Rumble

Monday, August 6 and August 13 at 6:30pm


Solve math problems and explore science all around us.

Ages 7-12.


Drawing Club: Inspired by the Natural World

Tuesday, August 7, 21 & September 4

Experience various drawing materials and techniques and find your muse in Mother Earth’s creations and your own heart. Art heals and lifts your spirit; come and play and discover or reawaken your innate gift to make art! Materials will be supplied, but you may bring your own supplies that you love.

This workshop is for adults. Come to one or all sessions.

Contact Nancy for more information at My website is



Junior Magic: The Gathering Draft

Saturday, August 11 at 10:30am

Ages 15 and under. Come knowing how to play. Build your own deck with the newest set, Core Set 2019. Bring your own lands. Registration mandatory. Draft is $5.



Lean to Knit Birds

Saturday, August 18 at 1:30pm


Learn how to knit your very own birds in this 3 hour workshop taught by Jenn and Pat Richards. Bring your own supplies or purchase them at the workshop. 

 Be cool! Join the knitting circle. A fun project.


Participants will need 2 sixteen inch needles size 2's or 3's,

3/4 of an ounce of sock yarn.

A small amount of stuffing.

A wide eyed yarn needle

A small size crochet hook (optional) for the beak.


Kits with all the necessary needles, yarn, stuffing

and wide eyed needle will be available to purchase for $12.


The bird is comprised of knit, purl, knit two together,

and increase a stitch.


Please sign-up at the main circulation desk or call 246-4317.



Tuesday, August 21 at 5:30pm

Be the top blader!

Bring your own equipment.




Basic Computers

Tuesday, August 28 at 12pm

Learn to turn a computer off and on, practice using a mouse and keyboard, find out what you can use a computer for. The library will supply laptops to use.

Please register at the Circulation Desk or call 246-4317



 Basic Yoga


Tuesdays at 4pm 


This is a beginner yoga class with emphasis on gentle, relaxing, restorative techniques.


Taught by community member Daniel Guzman. Guzman has been practicing yoga for more than 15 years. Wear comfortable clothes. All are welcome.



Read to Zoey

Saturday, August 11 

from 10:30am to 12pm 

Read books to Zoey, a certified reading therapy dog.

Drop-ins welcome!


Magic: The Gathering Tournament

Saturday, August 11 from 1-4pm


Come to a free casual Magic: The Gathering card tournament! Bring your own deck, legacy format. (No more than four of one type of card in a deck, other than basic land.) All ages welcome. Booster pack prizes!


Intermediate Tai Chi 

Third Tuesday of every month at 3pm 


Ulster County Office of the Aging is sponsoring a free intermediate drop-in class Benefits Include:

  • Increase strength
  • Improve balance and posture
  • Help prevent falls
  • Strengthen mind, body and spirit
  • Reduce stress and support relaxation

These drop-in Tai Chi classes are intended for seniors who have already attended the 8-week intro class to continue their practice.

Please call OFA for more information: 845-340-3456


Visit Area Museums


The SPL is proud to offer a museum pass program that provides free admission to museums in the region. SPL card holders can visit these participating institutions using museum passes borrowed from the Library. The Friends of the SPL generously provide funding for the museum pass program.



Step Class

Thursdays at 3:30pm

Fitness Hour

Mondays at 4:30pm

Thursdays at 4pm 


Fitness Hour is an aerobic warm-up followed by a combination of band and body work. There will be an emphasis on core strengthening, working both back & abs. It will end with a relaxing stretch.

Classes are instructed by Connie Scuitto. Connie is an RN and certified Reiki Master. Since 1995 she has been certified by the American Council on Exercise as a Cardio-strength instructor and has worked in the fitness industry for 40 years.


Puzzle Swap

The library has jigsaw puzzles upstairs in the alcove by the elevator that patrons may swap!


Kindle Paperwhites


Patrons who are 18 or older who live in Saugerties with $5 or fewer in fines can check out a Kindle Paperwhite for two weeks with one renewal. Just see a staff member at the Information Desk and sign your eReader Loan Agreement.


Do you have a Saugerties Public Library card and haven't checked out Universal Class yet?


All you have to do is log in with your library card and create a free account. You will have access to hundreds of online classes for FREE.

Earn Continuing Education Credit for free!


Saugerties cardholders have access to concerts provided free to the residents of Ulster County through the support of the Ulster County Government! Click learn more to create a free account and you are ready to watch!


Date Due Reminders


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Saugerties Oral History Project on StoryCorps Website


The Stories of Saugerties Oral History Project is a collection of oral history interviews with people who have lived or worked in Saugerties. The interviews began in the summer of 2017, organized by oral historian Lisa Polay. The first round of interviews is now on the StoryCorps website and part of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. These interviews were collected by community volunteers.
Links to the interviews are also available on the library's website.


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